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Money Mondays: Recession Worries

| 04:39

PTL’s Mikey Hood sits down with Hefren-Tillotson’s Jayme Meredith to discuss recession worries and how to get ahead now.

Money Monday: Preparing Your Finances for a Recession

| 03:33

PTL’s Mikey Hood sits down with Hefren-Tillotson’s Jayme Meredith for a discussion on preparing your finances for a recession.

Money Monday: The Fed

| 04:24

PTL’s Mikey Hood talks with Hefren-Tillotson’s Jayme Meredith who has a lesson about who The Fed is and what its impact is.

Money Monday: Market Volatility

| 03:37

PTL’s Mikey Hood is talking with Hefren-Tillotson Senior Vice President Jayme Meredith about the unsettled market.

Recent Articles

| By Matthew Snider

Are We in a Recession?

In the second quarter, GDP fell at an annual rate of 0.9 percent. This was the second consecutive quarter that we saw the economy contract. So, before I discuss how an official recession is determined and whether or not we are in one, I’d like to take a deeper look at the factors that contributed to a shrinking in the economy for the most recent quarter. 

| By Matthew Snider

The Impact of Inflation on TIPS

Discussing inflation may be getting a little redundant, I know, but it continues to be front and center for both consumers and investors alike. The Labor Department released inflation data for May, which ticked up by 1% for the month and 8.6% over the last year. This is the highest it’s been in roughly 40 years.

| By Richard M. Birch III

Where is the Real Estate Market Going? 

Historically speaking, outside of the Great Depression, and after the housing crash of 2008, year-over-year home price declines almost never happen in the United States. But today’s circumstances could lead us into a rare period in which home prices do indeed fall. It’s telling that Powell didn’t close the door on the possibility of home price declines when he said, “We are watching that quite carefully.”

| By Matthew Snider

Investing Pitfalls 

People ask me all the time what I do for a living. So when I say, “I’m in investment management, financial planning, tax planning and estate planning,” it either makes people worried that I’m going to try to sell them something or it puts them to sleep. It doesn’t always do justice to what we think is the core of what we do. We sum it up by saying we get paid to worry so that you don’t have to.

| By Jayme Meredith

Why We Get Paid to Worry

People ask me all the time what I do for a living. So when I say, “I’m in investment management, financial planning, tax planning and estate planning,” it either makes people worried that I’m going to try to sell them something or it puts them to sleep. It doesn’t always do justice to what we think is the core of what we do. We sum it up by saying we get paid to worry so that you don’t have to.

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